I wanted to share with you this amazing opportunity for all of us Houstonians: a Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) training is been hosted in our city!
The PRT is a research-based approach, derived from applied behavioral analysis (ABA), which is play-based and child initiated. Its goals include the development of communication, language and positive social behaviors and relief from disruptive self-stimulatory behaviors. Rather than target individual behaviors, the trainer targets “pivotal” areas of a child's development. These include motivation, response to multiple cues, self-management and the initiation of social interactions. The philosophy is that, by targeting these critical areas, PRT will produce broad improvements across other areas of sociability, communication, behavior and academic skill building.
The training is a collaboration between Region 4 as well as Drs. Robert and Lynn Koegel, national presenters.
For those interest in attending, here is the training information:
Session ID: 1005157
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Date: October 30 & 31, 2013
Registration Fee: $70
Location: Region 4 Education Service Center, 7145 W Tidwell, Houston, Texas 77092
Hope to see you there!